Mount Wood (Yukon)

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Mount Wood
Highest point
Elevation4,842 m (15,886 ft)
Prominence1,190 m (3,900 ft) [1]
Coordinates61°13′58″N 140°30′45″W / 61.23278°N 140.51250°W / 61.23278; -140.51250Coordinates: 61°13′58″N 140°30′45″W / 61.23278°N 140.51250°W / 61.23278; -140.51250[2]
LocationYukon, Canada
Parent rangeSaint Elias Mountains
Topo mapNTS 115F/02[2]
First ascent1941 by Walter Wood, Anderson Blakewell and Albert Jackman[1]
Easiest routeglacier/snow/ice climb

Mount Wood (sometimes referred to as Wood Peak) is the seventh-highest mountain in Canada and is located in Kluane National Park and Reserve. In 1900 it was named by the surveyor James J. McArthur (1856–1925) after Zachary Taylor Wood (d.1915), a North-West Mounted Police inspector in Dawson during the Klondike Gold Rush. He was later the commissioner of the NWMP.

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Wood". Retrieved 2006-05-19.
  2. ^ a b "Mount Wood". Geographical Names of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2006-05-19.

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